Another box ticked on the road to London

07 March 2012

We have been training with the Irish team who we hosted in New Zealand for ten days. We learnt a lot from the racing against the Irish boys and it was great to have them here in New Zealand.

The season is progressing to plan

07 March 2012

The first target event for me this season has been and gone, just like the entire month of February that I spent in Sydney, Australia training on the 2000 Olympic course.

Words of wisdom

07 March 2012

It seems for many of the New Zealand athletes the obvious hurdle of Olympic selection has come and gone.

Six cities bid for Third Youth Olympic Games

05 March 2012

Six NOC’s have submitted their application to host the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in 2018 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that six NOC’s have applied to host the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018. These are – Buenos Aires (Argentina), Medellín (Colombia), Glasgow (Great Britain), Guadalajara (Mexico), Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Poznań (Poland).

Football Ferns all square with Korea

05 March 2012

An 82nd minute strike from Sarah Gregorius has seen the Football Ferns secure a 1-1 draw against the Korea Republic to finish second in their group at the Cyprus Women’s Cup. The Ferns fell behind to a 38th minute goal – the first conceded by New Zealand in the tournament – but forced a turnover high up the pitch to allow Gregorius to level the scores and keep hopes alive of a win which would have seen them leapfrog the Koreans at the top of Group C.

February started with a heap of snow

05 March 2012

February has been a good month for me. It started with a heap of snow which I thought was cool for all of five minutes until I realised I couldn’t work the horses in it!

Successful event for Canoe Kayak K2 1000

05 March 2012

The team couldn’t have been more elated than during today’s Mens K2 1000m race – the final event available to qualify boats for the Olympics. In the Olympic qualification race, the New Zealand crew of Darryl Fitzgerald and Steven Ferguson controlled the race from the start, earning a convincing win by at least five boats lengths. This tops off the New Zealand qualification campaign with all of the hoped-for 7 seats

Womens Black Sticks vs Argentina test series

05 March 2012

Black Sticks Women's coach Mark Hager has selected a new line up for the Argentina home test series, giving the wider national squad players the chance to prove themselves prior to Olympic selection in June. Australian based Melody Cooper, young goalkeeper Amelia Gibson, North Harbour's Petrea Webster, Northland's Ella Gunson, Canterbury's Bridget Blackwood, Auckland's Julia King and Midlands' Kate Mahon, who returns from long term injury, have all been selected in the 20 player squad.

Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships Results

05 March 2012

Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships, Australia MK1 1000 New Zealand entered three men in the MK1 1000m with four of the others concentrating on K2 events. Ben Fouhy stormed home in his heat winning by a clear margin and progressing direct to the final while the others moved through the semi finals. Steven Armstrong in his first New Zealand team regatta finished 2nd in the B final while Jasper Bats finished an impressive 4th in the A final.

Olympic Rowing Team set to create history

02 March 2012

The New Zealand Olympic Committee announced a rowing team today that is set to create New Zealand rowing history. A total of 39 athletes have been named in a squad made up of eleven pre-qualified boats and two boats (a men’s eight and men’s lightweight four) that will attempt to qualify at the ‘Last Chance’ regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland which begins on May 20th. It is the largest Olympic rowing squad in New Zealand sporting history. The confirmed Olympic team numbers 26 and is already the biggest in rowing history.

Olympic Qualification Rowing Regatta Team Announcement

02 March 2012

Men's Lightweight Coxless Four - Curtis Rapley, James Lassche, Graham Oberlin-Brown, Duncan Grant Coach: Dave Thompson Men's Eight - Richard Harrison, Hamish Burson, Tobias Wehr-Candler, Adam Tripp, Ian Seymour, Ben Hammond, Fergus Fauvel, David Eade. Cox: Ivan Pavich. Coach: Ian Wright

New Zealand Olympic Rowing Team Announced

02 March 2012

Women's Single Sculls - Emma Twigg Coach: Richard Tonks Women's Coxless Pair - Rebecca Scown and Juliette Haigh Coach: John Robinson Women's Double Scull - Anna Reymer, Fiona Paterson Coach: Gary Hay Women's Lightweight Double Scull - Julia Edward, Louise Ayling Coach: John Robinson Women's Quaruple Scull - Eve Macfarlane, Fiona Bourke, Louise Trappitt, Sarah Gray Coach: Richard Tonks Men's Single Sculls - Mahe Drysdale Coach: Richard Tonks Men's Coxless Pair - Hamish Bond, Eric Murray Coach: Richard Tonks Men's Double Scull - Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan

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